New Details Released In Shawnee Standoff


Thursday, May 19th 2016, 7:59 pm
By: News 9


An hours-long standoff finally came to an end late Wednesday night, but not before negotiators met some of the suspect's demands.

At nearly midnight, police finally had Jerod Parsons in custody after 12 hours that included a chase, a manhunt, and then a standoff. But not before meeting some of Parsons’ requests.

“They ended up getting something for him to drink, and he had a specific brand of cigarettes he wanted,” said Dan Shumaker, Shawnee Police Department.

A couple of things a man on the run might not have to stop and pick up for himself.

It all started about 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, when police got a call.

"911. What's the address of your emergency?"

The caller claimed his girlfriend was cheating on him, so he made her move out. That's when he said he started getting threats.

"After I had her leave I ended up getting phone calls, from my guess is it was a boyfriend or husband or something like that, and threatening to do a drive-by at my house, and we have children at my house."

From there, officers quickly tracked down Parsons. A pursuit began and sent police all over the county. Parsons was armed and fired at police cars, but thankfully no officers were hit.

His run came nearly full circle.

"SWAT has him contained. He's held up in a shed."

"We have the suspect cornered behind 1204..."

Negotiators eventually coaxed him out.

"This young man had some issues, and they sat and listened to him for hours," said Shumaker. "They worked it out where he gave up his weapon that he was intending to use to harm himself or someone else."